Tlu grinds out big win

The 4th (3rd official) meeting between the top two teams in Tier 1 turned out to be a good one. Tluczek took the mound for the Monsters and was opposed by Evans. It was the second time the two teams saw each pitcher and some familiarity showed.

The Monsters came out swinging in the first jumping out to a 3 run lead thanks to red hot Springstead and McKinlay, the ladder continues to shock the GHBL world with murmers of manditory steroid testing being heard throughout.

The Beers would fight right back erasing the 3 run deficit with 3 of their own as their own version of McKinlay - Mike Evans - also remained red hot smacking a double sandwiched around singles from Costello and Lord.

Both pitchers would get out of the 2nd unscathed however in the 3rd the Monsters would re-esablish their 3 run lead once more. Springstead, Black and crafty vet Babes would all knock doubles and come around to score.

The Beers once again fought back immediately as Tlu struggled to find the zone walking three in the frame leading to 2 runs making it a 6-5 ballgame. He would settle down and record two more scoreless frames to earn the win.

The Monsters would tack on an insurance run in the 5th on an RBI single from McNair who despite being cut from the team 2 nights prior stubbornly still showed up. Bryk also had an RBI double in the 6th to round out the final score of 8-5.

Penrose made his much anticipated pitching return amassing his second save and tying TJ in that category as he remains to be a dominate force up top of the team leaderboards.

The Monsters are set to earn their 2nd pennant in as many years as they control their own destiny. If they can win 2 of the remaining 3 games they should have it in hand.

BOX SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Burlington Lake Monsters 3030110 8 0 0
Burlington Beers 3020000 5 0 0

Date: August 15, 2019     Time: 8:30pm      Venue: Millcroft D1 - formerly C   

Burlington Lake Monsters
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Jason Barlett 4 1 1 0 0 0
Nate Penrose 3 0 0 0 1 0
Andy Springstead 4 2 3 1 0 0
Steven Black 3 2 2 1 0 0
Jeff McNair 3 1 2 1 0 1
TJ McKinlay 3 0 1 1 0 1
Taylor Vanderlip (DL MAY 21) 3 2 3 0 0 0
Tim Black 2 0 1 2 0 1
Tyler Bryk 3 0 1 1 0 1
Darren Payne 3 0 1 0 0 1
Jay Tluczek 3 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 34 8 15 7 1 7
2B: Springstead, Black, Vanderlip (DL MAY 21), Bryk
SB: Barlett, Black, McNair, Vanderlip (DL MAY 21)
HBP: Black
Burlington Beers
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Josh Grassick 3 2 1 0 0 2
Matt Murdock 4 0 0 0 0 1
Brian Costello 3 2 1 0 0 0
Mike Evans 2 1 1 1 1 0
Chris Lord 2 0 1 1 1 0
Andrew Stevens 2 0 0 1 0 2
Braden Bishop 2 0 1 0 1 1
Dylan Grosul 3 0 0 0 0 1
Colin Glass 2 0 2 0 0 0
Cam McKnight (OBA) 3 0 1 0 0 1
Dakota Henderson (CU) 3 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 29 5 8 3 3 11
2B: Evans
HBP: Grassick, Glass
SF: Stevens

Burlington Lake Monsters
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Jay Tluczek (W) 5.0 6 5 4 3 7 0
Nate Penrose (S) 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0
HB: Tluczek (2)
Burlington Beers
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Mike Evans (L) 7.0 14 8 7 2 7 0

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